Discuss

Whirlpool Thin Twin dryer thermal fuse blown

 in

Dryer Repair

. "

Whirlpool Heavy Duty Thin Twin has worked fine for years. Then it stopped heating. I've checked continuity of the following

..."
 
 
Register | FAQ's | New Posts | Today's Posts | Extras
Appliance Repair Forum > Appliance Repair Help > Dryer Repair » Whirlpool Thin Twin dryer thermal fuse blown

Post New Thread  Reply By reading any content on this site you agree to AppliancePartsPros.com, Inc. disclaimer and Terms of Use.
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 01-11-2011, 10:57 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 2
pdinnen is on a distinguished road
Default Whirlpool Thin Twin dryer thermal fuse blown
Brand: Whirlpool   Age: 5 - 10 years   

Appliance Parts from AppliancePartPros.com


Whirlpool Heavy Duty Thin Twin has worked fine for years. Then it stopped heating. I've checked continuity of the following parts using an ohmmeter:

3404154 fixed thermostat - closed
3399848 thermal cut off fuse - closed
3399849 thermal fuse - open

There's a label inside the machine that tells me that a blown thermal fuse also requires the replacement of the "operating thermostat/thermistor". But I am having trouble tracking down that part number. Any suggestions?

Also any step by step suggestions for diagnosing the original cause of the problem?

Reply With Quote
See inside of your appliance - diagrams and part photos for virtually every model.

powered by AppliancePartsPros.com
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 01-12-2011, 06:25 AM
Senior Expert
APP Volunteer
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 17,578
denman is a name known to all
Default

Need a model number.
Model Number Locator

If the thermal fuse is the one on the blower then I do not know why they are recommending replacing the operating thermostat.

The most common cause of this fuse blowing is a dirty or malfunctioning vent system.
__________________
-
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 01-12-2011, 07:04 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 2
pdinnen is on a distinguished road
Default Found the model number

The model number is YLTE5243DQ1
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 01-12-2011, 07:34 AM
Senior Expert
APP Volunteer
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 17,578
denman is a name known to all
Default

Cannot find DQ1 so the following is the closest Icould get DQ2
Replacement parts for WHIRLPOOL YLTE5243DQ2 WASHER/DRYER LAUNDRY SYSTEM | AppliancePartsPros.com

Here is a wiring diagram,see the attachment.
Here is your thermal fuse and the operating thermostat
Part number: AP2947182

Part number: AP2947182

Part number: AP2975271

Part number: AP2975271


Click on the picture for more info.

They recommend replacing both because they feel that the thermostat should have opened and shut off the heater before the fuse blew,
For the cost of the thermostat I would also replace it.
Note: What wires attach where as it is a 4 connector thermostat. 2 for the contacts and 2 for the internal heater so it is important that you do not get them mixed up.

Clean and check your vent system.

Also you should check the heating element.
Check the heating coil.
Unplug the unit and both wires to the coil.
Check it with a meter, should be around 13 to 20 ohms.
Then check from each side of the coil to the case/frame, both should be infinite ohms (open). If not the coil may have sagged or broken and is touching the case. This can cause it to run on high and the thermostats cannot regulate it so the thermal fuse blows.
Attached Images
File Type: pdf DQ2.pdf (369.9 KB, 22 views)
__________________
-
Reply With Quote
See inside of your appliance - diagrams and part photos for virtually every model.

powered by AppliancePartsPros.com
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
whirlpool thin twin dryer belt instulation Dryermang Dryer Repair 2 07-01-2011 09:03 PM
Whirlpool thin twin stackable washer and dryer numisman1@yahoo.com Dryer Repair 2 12-14-2009 08:21 PM
thermal fuse blown, gas dryer crazyman Dryer Repair 1 09-07-2008 02:28 PM
Whirlpool Thin Twin dryer will not heat bolingmike Dryer Repair 0 07-29-2008 01:42 PM
Whirlpool Thermal Fuse Blown gerardjuarez Dryer Repair 1 05-12-2008 06:58 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:53 AM.

The content on this web site is for informational purposes only and is not intended to replace an on-site diagnosis from a qualified appliance service technician. By reading any content on this site you agree to AppliancePartsPros.com , Inc. disclaimer and Terms of Use.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17